Garbage To Perform Live Tonight On The Jimmy Kimmel Show

Courtesy:  STUNVOLUME Records

Courtesy: STUNVOLUME Records

Los Angeles, CA–The Jimmy Kimmel Show is going to be full of Garbage tonight.

Veteran rock band Garbage will be on ABC’s hit late-night talk show tonight.  The performance is in support of the band’s latest album Strange Little Birds, its sixth full-length recording.  The album was released Friday, June 10th.  It was released via the band’s own independent label STUNVOLUME Records.  It was also self-produced by the band—Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson, and Butch Vig—in Los Angeles and can be purchased physically and digitally.  Audiences can check out the video for the album’s lead single ‘Empty’ online now here.  The video was directed by longtime collaborator Samuel Bayer.  The Jimmy Kimmel Show airs Monday – Friday on ABC at 11:35pm ET.  Audiences should check their local listings for more information.

The band’s performance on The Jimmy Kimmel Show is just one way that the band is supporting its new album.  Pandora has also partnered with Pandora to release an exclusive playlist of songs dubbed Random Tunes To Move Through Airports To.  It features songs by John Cale, Cat Power, Parquet Courts, and others.  It is streaming online now here.

Courtesy:  Pandora

Courtesy: Pandora

Along with its performance tonight and its new mixtape Garbage is also gearing up to kick off its Strange Little Birds U.S. tour.  The tour launches July 6th in Milwaukee, WI and currently runs through August 3rd in Washington, D.C.  After taking a few days off the band will head overseas to kick off the European leg of its tour beginning August 6th in Rheinfelden, Switzerland.  The band’s current tour schedule is noted below.

 

GARBAGE LIVE DATES
July 6 – Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
July 7 – Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
July 8 – SumTur Amphitheater – Omaha, NE
July 10 – Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, MO
July 12 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
July 13 – Z104.5 The Edge 21st Birthday Bash, Brady Theater – Tulsa, OK
July 15 – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
July 16 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
July 17 – PromoWest Fest – Columbus, OH
July 19 – The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN
July 20 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
July 22 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
July 23 – Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
July 25 – The National – Richmond, VA
July 27 – Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ
July 28 – House Of Blues Boston – Boston, MA
July 30 – The Fillmore Philly- Philadelphia, PA
July 31 – Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD
August 1 – Summerstage – New York, NY
August 3 – The Lincoln Theater – Washington, DC
August 6 – River Nights – Rheinfelden, Switzerland
August 8 – Lokerse Festival – Lokeren, Belgium
August 10 – A Summer’s Tale – Luhmühlen, Germany
August 12 – Fête du Bruit, Landerneau, France
August 14 – Kubana Festival, Riga, Latvia
August 16 – Live Park Zappa, Tel Aviv, Israel

 

More information on Garbage’s performance tonight on The Jimmy Kimmel Show is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

Website: http://www.garbage.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GarbageOfficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/garbage

 

 

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Gates “Digs Up” More Celeb Histories In FYR’s Third Season This Spring

Courtesy:  PBS/PBS Distribution

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution

PBS just recently wrapped up the third season of its hit history/genealogy-based series Finding Your Roots. And officials with PBS and PBS Distribution are making sure that audiences won’t have to wait long to own Season Three for themselves.

PBS and PBS Distribution will release the third season of Finding Your Roots on Tuesday, April 12th. Season Three will feature twenty-eight more well-known figures from across the worlds of entertainment, politics, literature, and more. The list includes names such as: Actor Neil Patrick Harris, rappers LL Cool J and Sean Combs, Senator John McCain, Actress Patricia Arquette, political activist and organizer Donna Brazile, celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich, and many others. The entire run is totals at six hundred minutes and is spread across three-discs. Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discussed the series’ third season in a recent interview noting that it is human to want to know where we came from. He added that he hoped that this season would influence audiences to research their own family histories, especially among younger audiences. “There is something essential in human nature that drives us to wonder where we came from,” he said. “We can’t truly know ourselves until we know something of our origins. With new DNA technology we can learn more about this past and go further back than ever before, and we hope that the new season will inspire people to find out more about their own personal family stories, and spark an interest among young people in genetics, anthropology, history, and the pursuit of science.”

Season Three finds that actresses Julianne Moore and Patricia Arquette, and Senator John McCain all have very deep, rich military roots. Those roots have helped each to develop a sense of strength and integrity. Sean Combs and LL Cool J both discover in their interviews that have some rather interesting family histories that leave them thinking about things in ways they never thought possible. And Donna Brazile tries to get answers about her family’s name while polarizing feminist Gloria Steinem learns in her interview that she is not the first of her kind in her family. These are just some of the secrets that are unearthed over the course of Finding Your Roots’ third season. Bill Hader, Jimmy Kimmel, and Norman Lear each learn about the highs and lows of their families’ histories while Ty Burell is left shocked to learn about his African heritage. All of this and so much more is in the third season of Finding Your Roots.

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will be available on Tuesday, April 12th. It will be released exclusively on DVD. It will retail for MSRP of $39.99 but can be pre-ordered at a discounted price of $34.99 via PBS’ online store at http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.jsp?productId=85849896&cp=&sr=1&kw=finding+your+roots&origkw=Finding+Your+Roots&parentPage=search.  Audiences can view a trailer for this season online now via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJwt-aiI0uA.

 

Courtesy:  PBS/PBS DIstribution

Courtesy: PBS/PBS DIstribution

 

More information on this season of Finding Your Roots and the series’ previous seasons is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.pbs.org/weta/finding-your-roots

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FindingYourRootsPBS

Twitter: http://twitter.com/HenryLouisGates

 

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Serj Tankian’s “Harakiri” streaming free online now

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

Serj Tankian’s new album, “Harakiri” hits stores next Tuesday, July 10th.  And before it hits stores, Red Bull is giving fans the chance to check out his album in its entirety right now.  The full album can be streamed now online for free at http://smarturl.it/HarakiriPremiere .  In preparation for the album’s release next week, Tankian will host a release event at the Warner BRothers Records offices next Monday, July 9th.  And then next Wednesday, July 11th–the day after the album drops–he will be performing on Jimmy Kimmel LIve, on the show’s outdoor stage.  That will be followed up by a performance at the KROQ’s Red Bull Sound Space on Thursday, July 12th.  There’s even a big tour to support the new album set. 

Fans can check if Tankian will be coming to their town and get all the latest news online at http://www.serjtankian.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SerjTankian, on Twitter at http://twitter.com/officialserj, and on his official Youtube Channel, http://www.youtube.com/user/serjtankian.

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The Cult to appear on VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show

The Cult is preparing to kick off its tour in support of its new upcoming album, “Choice of Weapon.”  In celebration, the band has already planned a performance next week on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.  Now, the band is honored to announce that it has added another television appearance to promote its new album.

The Cult has added an appearance on VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show this Satuday night at 11pm.  After its appearances on VH1 Classic and ABC, The Cult will kick off its world tour with a performance at Humphrey’s By the Bay in San Diego, California May 25th.  The U.S. leg of the tour will see the band head down the west coast and into the midwest before making a quick stopoff in Canada on its way to the Northeast.  From there, the band will head down the east coast and swing back to the southast before closing out its U.S. tour at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, california on June 23rd.

Fans can get a full listing of tour dates online at http://www.thecult.us, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/officialcult, and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/officialcult.

The Cult kicks off world tour on Jimmy Kimmel Live

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA–The Cult will release its brand new album, “Choice of Weapon” May 22nd.  The band will head out on tour in support of the album the same week.  Before embarking, the band will celebrate the album’s release with a special performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The band will be the special musical guest on the show next Friday, May 18th.  It will play one of the tracks from its new album, as well as one of its older songs.  Along with that, the band will also perform three more songs that fans can get exclusively on the Jimmy Kimmel Live website.  Fans of the band are invited to come out and support the band.  To get information on the taping and tickets, go online at http://www.1iota.com or http://www.thecult.us/.